The size of things?

Waves at Dawn 18”x14” paint on the panel

This painting is on an 18″x14″ board. Not entirely a standard size for frames but I have found a few floater frame options. Lately I have been working on larger panels, it is hard to go back to small boards! This size might become my new “small painting”.

A little ditty

Flying 14”x11” paint on panel

It seems like I always have a lot of “series of paintings” I want to work on. This is one I am going to boost up a bit higher in priority. A sort of heavenly view of the skies. Dreamy and a bit surreal or at least that is my thought today.

I painted this little study this morning. I am also prepping a bunch of larger panels to move forward with these paintings…

Kuwait

Tranquility 14”x11” acrylic on wood panel

This is a painting I finished September 14th. Instagram helps me keep track of such trivia!

It was one of three paintings I sold to a nice woman from Kuwait. I have shipped paintings all over the planet but this was the slowest and most worrisome shipment. It arrived in Kuwait City very quickly but then it took about 6 weeks for her to receive it! It all worked out though and she has them hanging together on her wall.

Working in the studio

20”x16” paint on wood panel

It’s another Wednesday and I am so thankful to have a dedicated space to paint. Also the time to work on the art I really care about. The winter has arrived but I am excited about being hold up in my studio and giving it all I’ve got! Strangely upbeat today, must be a chemical imbalance.

Destroy to Create (update)

Forces 20”x24” paint on panel

This painting is on the bubble for me. It has a lot of the force and intrigue I enjoy but is that enough? I will catch it out of the corner of my eye when I am working and it draws my attention… is that enough? It has some beautiful color, blending, texture, shape and motion… enough?

I am forever running out of painting surfaces. Now when I finish a painting I set it aside in the studio rather than varnishing it. I let a little time and distance come between me and the painting and see how it stacks up against other works I am making. Then when there are too many paintings and not enough new boards I spend a morning removing paint from the ones that fall short.

This has become part of my process. I am increasingly comfortable destroying to create. Nothing is sacred.

Upside down with additional work

Still not sure if I will keep it but it is intriguing so I will put it aside and let it breathe.

Big Light

Big Light 18”x14” acrylic on wood panel

I am prepping a collection of paintings to send to Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming. I am thrilled to have gallery representation in Jackson Hole! A town I have always loved visiting.

Lately I have been spread thin sending out so much work and prepping for my solo show this February at Elliott Fouts Gallery. I am absolutely loving it, and so thankful!